Bonhams magazine is the world's premier auction house magazine. Launched in 2005 by its present editor, Lucinda Bredin, the magazine is published quarterly and highlights some of the star items coming up for auction in Bonhams salerooms. But it aims to do more than provide glossy pictures with long captions: with the help of world-renowned writers – past contributors have included William Dalrymple, Philip Pullman, Jeremy Paxman, Lisa Jardine, Brian Sewell, Robert Harris and Colin Firth – the magazine explores stories behind the works.
Bonhams Magazine also reflects life beyond the auction house walls. In every issue, it features a major museum director – Glenn Lowry, Nicholas Serota and Mikhail Piotrovsky have all been past subjects – and gives an insight into some controversial aspect of their particular museum. Collectors such as Nasser Khalili, Eli Broad or Louise MacBain have also given exclusive interviews. Our travel pages are also directed at the art lover: in each issue, a writer gives an update on the latest developments in cultural life of a major city, as well as a guide to where to stay and where to eat. Past issues have included John Julius Norwich on Venice; Alexander McCall-Smith on Edinburgh and Janine di Giovanni on Paris.
For auctioneers, there comes the moment when something comes in that stops their heart...
One of the endless fascinations with art is wondering what will be sought after